The Chilean Coast Cordilleras: Rural Poverty and Resource Degradation

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Facultad de Ciencias Agropecuarias y Forestales, Universidad de Talca, Chile
Publication Date
  • Universidad de Talca, Chile (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Branches of Economy, Services and Transport
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Employment
    • Trade, industry and markets
    • Natural landscapes
    • Rural economics
    • Housing
  • Abstract

    Rural poverty and resource degradation in the Minifundien areas. Topics: distance to Curepto; age and length of school attendance by parents; parents´ ability to read and write; size of family; average length of children´s school attendance; reasons for termination of schooling; agricultural activity of family members on other farms and type of work; duration of this activity and income received; subsidies; amount of pension; social security and year of last contribution paid; size of house; age and condition of house; type of floor covering; value of house; type of house construction; number of rooms; relation of family size to number of household goods; judgemment on the completeness of household goods in household; type of water supply; presence of electricity; type of sewage disposal; judgement on fundamental infrastructure of house; irrigation; water rights; range, condition and value of fencing; area and value of all buildings; value of work tools and equipment; technical aid received and institution providing it; participation in events for further education; time interval since last participation in a further education course and type of course; credit and debts; attitude to credit; number of land rights and their area; number and size of farmed plots; ownership of the land farmed the most; non-agricultural activities; membership in production communities; leadership position or earlier membership in production communities; experiences during earlier membership; size of irrigated land surface, of land worked on and of land that cannot be cultivated; total surface and size of cultivated surfaces; size of artificial and natural pastures; size of artificial and natural forest; size of land surface that can not be used productively; proportion of cultivated area to area which could be cultivated; proportion of cultivated area to total surface area; change in culture; cultivation of selected agricultural products; number of work horses and animals; number of animals sold and the value of these animals; milking of cows and goats; length of milking period; production of milk; sale of milk; extra fodder in the winter; employment of extra workers and amount of wages; total income; relation of agricultural income to other income; relation of self-sufficiency to total income; relation of subsidies and pensions to total income; activities in the area of crafts and small-scale trade; participation of wife in field work; manner of obtaining firewood; type of firewood; person responsible for collecting firewood as well as time required and frequency of collecting; burning rate of the wood; fuel and apparatus used for cooking; type and frequency of baking bread as well as reasons for the form chosen; heater; manner of obtaining coal; amount of production or acquisition of coal; burning rate of one sack of coal in winter and summer; cultivation of slopes; making furrows for seeds; leaving land fallow; regard for a particular form of use of irrigation; presence of brush and natural forest on the property; intensity of use of natural forest; composition of the natural forest and types of trees; recultivation of forest lands after the felling of timber; reasons for erosion; regard for recultivating eroded ground; amount of total monthly expenditures; distance to the nearest school; time since last visit to the doctor by head of household and wife; visits to the dentist and time since the last treatment; distance to the nearest post office; available capital. Additionally encoded were: information on the area of interview and interviewer.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1986-12 / 1987-02
Geographic Coverage
  • Maule (CL-ML)
Sampled Universe
Agricultural small-scale businesses in the Chilean community of Curepto
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample based on the property tax register.
Collection Mode
  • Oral interview with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 127
    Number of Variables: 150
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA5010 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Rojas, A. et al.: Estudio de areas silvestres con problemas socioecologicos relativos a la utilizacion de los recursos naturales en la zona arida y semiarida de Chile, Proyecto. PNUD/FAO/CONAF, CHI 83-FODO, 1989
  • Rackl, K.: Situationsanalyse bei chilenischen Kleinbauern. Dargestellt an der Gemeinde Curepto in der Küstenkordillere Zentralchiles. München: Technische Universität, Diplomarbeit, 1989

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 91 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22